Goncalo Alves/Tigerwood (Click on an Item Photo for the net sizes)
DESCRIPTION: The wood is a reddish brown in color with dark brown streaks. Texture is medium, heavy & finishes with a high natural polish; similar to Rosewood. Grain is irregular & interlocked with alternating layers of hard & soft wood. Sometimes known as Tigerwood.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South America (Brazil)
BOTANICAL NAME: Astronium Fraxinifolium or Astronium Lecointei
WORKING PROPERTIES: Pre-drilling is required for nailing, but holds screws well. Glues easily & finishes with a high natural polish.
USES: High-class furniture & cabinetmaking, fancy goods & decorative work. Excellent for turning. Sliced veneers used in architectural paneling & face veneering. Also used for interior hardwood flooring & exterior decking.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1850